Head Start

Head Start is a federally funded program that provides early childhood education, health, nutrition, and parent involvement services to low-income children and their families.

The Mission of Head Start is to promote the school readiness of children three to five years of age by providing comprehensive services, while emphasizing the role of parents as their child’s first and most important teacher.

About Kosciusko County Head Start (KCHS) provides at least six-hour classes Monday through Thursday in Warsaw, North Webster, Mentone, Leesburg, Claypool, and Pierceton during the school year. Classrooms are licensed, accredited by the National Association of the Education of Young Children, and on Level 4 Paths to Quality. Transportation is provided by parents to and from centers.  KCHS partners with parents to monitor their child’s health, nutritional, dental, and mental health needs and their progress in the development of all school readiness skills. Eligible children must be 3 years old before August 1st.


“Best staff EVER!!!!!! Many stimulating activities for the littles to grow and learn, and did I mention best staff EVER!!!!!!” ~Ashley

“Both of my kids were blessed to be able to come to Head Start! Both have learned so much. I couldn’t have asked for a better way for my kids to get a head start before school! The people who work here are very kind and smiling every time you see them! ♥ this place!”~April

“They guide you and care about you. I don’t know where my family and many others would be without this wonderful program and people.” ~Eldora

Head Start Annual Report

Annual Report 2018

School Readiness Goal Outcomes

SRG Outcomes 2017-18





*For more information please contact: Kosciusko County Head Start/EHS (574) 267-2451 or (800) 315-2308 or email lynne.dittman@cardinalservices.org